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Laudrup rebukes officials after Michu’s injury scare

Swansea City coach Michael Laudrup criticised the match officials after they allowed play to continue despite a head injury to Swans forward Michu during the Welsh club’s 1-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.

Michu was left flat on his back after colliding with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in injury time at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but referee Mike Dean allowed play to continue.

Laudrup accepted that Lloris’ challenge had been fair, but he said he had been worried by the way Michu fell to the ground.

‘When I saw it, I thought, ‘Oh hell, he is unconscious, you can’t fake a reaction like that it isn’t like when someone kicks you, this is completely different.’

 Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas said he sympathised with Laudrup’s concerns.

‘On the incident, I was expecting the referee to stop the game immediately,’ he said. ‘It is a difficult decision for Mike but the health of a player is more important.’
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